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Chi
01-26-2009, 09:50 PM
I finally got a job and it starts snowing like crazy so I can barely make it out the door!!

cplmac
01-26-2009, 10:09 PM
We will second that on the snow here. I was going to say that you folks could keep the snow in the Rockies and up in the Midwest, but it looks as though we are in for another round here on Tuesday (tomorrow).:smow:

Freejack
01-26-2009, 10:26 PM
Try riding a motorcycle in it :eek: (no, I didn't ride in this morning but I'll be out there just as soon as it's clear enough :D )

Carl

cplmac
01-26-2009, 10:41 PM
Try riding a motorcycle in it :eek: (no, I didn't ride in this morning but I'll be out there just as soon as it's clear enough :D )

Carl


Actually, couldn't you just replace the front tire with a ski?

Grimwell
01-26-2009, 11:07 PM
No comment. :)

Freejack
01-27-2009, 08:13 AM
Actually, couldn't you just replace the front tire with a ski?

A sidecar would be the best option:

http://www.pashnit.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=649&stc=1&d=1100898088

mrken
01-27-2009, 08:39 AM
I heard that somewhere up in the mountians they had like 36 inches in the last week. I would say we are keeping a good portion of it up here. Of course Denver only got a few inches. And we set a record last week at 71. I'm not complaining too loud about reaching zero twice this week.

Skunkape
01-27-2009, 08:46 AM
Try riding a motorcycle in it :eek: (no, I didn't ride in this morning but I'll be out there just as soon as it's clear enough :D )

Carl

Ah, winterwonderland!:D

Chi
01-27-2009, 11:01 AM
Ya all I have to say is yuck

GoddessGood
01-27-2009, 11:56 AM
We're nowhere near as bad here in Dallas as you folks, but as my commute is 20 miles on highways and overpasses I decided to work from home today when I got word the roads had iced over.

Valdar
01-27-2009, 12:39 PM
Just got back from Whistler, BC (site of 2010 olympics) last weekend- they were lamenting that Vancouver actually got more snow than the ski slopes recently. There were snow machines everywhere to make up the difference.

There's no longer snow in most of Seattle, but I live in a particularly high-altitude neighborhood, so it's still coming down here.

MortonStromgal
01-27-2009, 05:11 PM
There was what the Colorado people would say is "frost" in Cap Hill this morning (but Seattle would call it snow). I being raised in eastern Washington decided to go to work so as not to be labeled a Seattle whimp.

kirksmithicus
01-27-2009, 05:30 PM
I'd rather be in Colorado with a foot of snow than in Oklahoma with an 1/2 inch of ice. In Colorado I would go to work, here I don't dare risk leaving the house. :eek:

nijineko
01-27-2009, 09:21 PM
snow? ice? it's seventy degrees pretty much every day here in southern california! ^^

:behindsofa:

tesral
01-27-2009, 11:17 PM
You kids ain't got no guts. We used to go to gaming in two feet of snow, uphill, both ways.

nijineko
01-28-2009, 12:45 AM
barefoot?

tesral
01-28-2009, 01:08 AM
barefoot?

We wore spikes, backwards.

kirksmithicus
01-28-2009, 01:17 AM
snow? ice? it's seventy degrees pretty much every day here in southern california! ^^

:behindsofa:



Yeah no kidding, terrible weather there in Cali. When my brother got married (he was living in Burbank) I flew out to his wedding from working in 40 below zero weather (with the wind chill) in the MOFNW Wyoming. Just about :censored: killed me to get on the plane and go back.

Freejack
01-28-2009, 07:41 AM
Heading out on the bike this morning. Other than the street in front of the house and the motorcycle parking space at work, the streets are good.

Carl

mrken
01-28-2009, 08:30 AM
Yeah, snow is all gone on the streets for the most part. A bit of it hanging around on the grass. I prefer when it only snows on the grass.

Freejack
01-28-2009, 09:27 AM
Forgot to add in the blowing snow. Made for a few interesting spots on the ride in :)

And then there are the tools who can't read the signs "motorcycle parking only". They left several gigantic blobs of semi-frozen road sludge in the motorcycle parking spaces (we have three, they have 600). Makes for an interesting parking attempt.

Carl

tesral
01-28-2009, 12:24 PM
I heard the plow running up and down the street this morning. I need to stick my head out and see how much.

mrken
01-28-2009, 02:55 PM
In sixteen years there has never been a snow plow in our cul-de-sac. Cause they can't get out. Means we have to shovel ourselves out. Never thought of that when we bought the house.

nijineko
01-28-2009, 04:17 PM
ouch... that's harsh.

Sascha
01-28-2009, 05:17 PM
The snow and cold outside, got no problems ... it's the water heater that makes one choose between shaving and washing one's hair that annoys me, grr.

nijineko
01-28-2009, 07:21 PM
ran across an innovative system that runs heating coils along the length of the water pipe, thus providing hot water for much longer than a traditional water heater can.

cplmac
01-28-2009, 08:07 PM
Alright, I would rather have the snow than the freezing rain that leaves all the ice behind. It took 3 and a half hours to clean the driveway to get out to go to work this morning. By the time I was leaving for work, it had warmed up enough that it was just raining and making a crunchy mess. It basically rained all day long then and made any thing that was still on the driveway a nice sheet of ice. Unfortunately this was where the tires run and when I got home there was no getting up the driveway. Hopefully I will be able to get that junk cleaned off in the morning, before the wife has to leave for work.:yuck:

Skunkape
01-29-2009, 08:56 AM
ran across an innovative system that runs heating coils along the length of the water pipe, thus providing hot water for much longer than a traditional water heater can.

I had to replace my water heater a few years back and looked into the instant water heating system, but unless you have natural gas, those things are expensive to run on electricity. If you've got gas, you can have one of those, which means no water tank, but you also never run out of hot water.:D

mrken
01-29-2009, 09:06 AM
In our house we hope the tank runs out of water soon. Kids are into taking the looooong showers. Water bill proves it.

Skunkape
01-29-2009, 09:08 AM
In our house we hope the tank runs out of water soon. Kids are into taking the looooong showers. Water bill proves it.

Been there, done that! Fortunately, my kids don't live at home anymore!:D

mrken
01-29-2009, 09:37 AM
Daughter is 12, son 18 says he is going to live at home until he finishes college. Should be about ten years from now. :)

nijineko
01-29-2009, 08:09 PM
maybe you could stick a timer on the heat side somehow. ^^ i've heard of that being done before... never researched it.